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Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Safari

Dates, Prices & Info

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Departure Return Notes
06/20/2019 07/02/2019 Gold Creek Lodge
06/22/2019 07/04/2019 Brooks Lodge**
06/25/2019 07/07/2019 Gold Creek Lodge**
06/26/2019 07/09/2019

Gold Creek Lodge Special Photo Tour

07/02/2019 07/14/2019 Gold Creek Lodge**
07/06/2019 07/18/2019 Brooks Lodge**
07/09/2019 07/21/2019 Gold Creek Lodge**
07/10/2019 07/23/2019 Brooks Lodge Special Photo Tour
07/13/2019 07/25/2019 Gold Creek Lodge**
07/15/2019 07/28/2019 Brooks Lodge | Special Photo Tour**
07/18/2019 07/30/2019 Gold Creek Lodge
07/20/2019 08/01/2019 Gold Creek Lodge**
07/30/2019 08/11/2019 Gold Creek Lodge**
08/21/2019 09/03/2019 Brooks Lodge | Special Photo Tour
08/29/2019 09/10/2019 Brooks Lodge
08/31/2019 09/12/2019 Gold Creek Lodge
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Departure Return Notes
06/23/2020 07/05/2020 Gold Creek Lodge ** †
06/25/2020 07/07/2020 Brooks Lodge** †
06/27/2020 07/09/2020 Gold Creek Lodge | Special Photo Tour ** †
06/30/2020 07/12/2020 Brooks Lodge** †
07/04/2020 07/16/2020 Brooks Lodge ** †
07/07/2020 07/19/2020 Gold Creek Lodge ** †
07/09/2020 07/21/2020 Gold Creek Lodge
07/11/2020 07/23/2020 Gold Creek Lodge | Special Photo Tour** †
07/14/2020 07/26/2020 Brooks Lodge** †
07/18/2020 07/30/2020 Gold Creek | Peak Wildflower Season ** †
07/21/2020 08/02/2020 Brooks Lodge | Special Photo Tour | Peak Wildflower Season ** †
07/23/2020 08/04/2020 Brooks Lodge | Peak Wildflower Season
07/25/2020 08/06/2020 Gold Creek Lodge | Peak Wildflower Season ** †
07/28/2020 08/09/2020 Gold Creek Lodge | Peak Wildflower Season ** †
08/23/2020 09/04/2020 Brooks Lodge** †
08/26/2020 09/07/2020 Gold Creek Lodge | Special Photo Tour
08/28/2020 09/09/2020 Gold Creek Lodge †
† This trip date lines up within 1-2 days before or after our Great Alaskan Grizzly Encounter. Combine them for a comprehensive overview of Alaska's natural wonders.

**This trip date lines up within 1-2 days before or after our Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness expedition cruise. Combine them for a comprehensive overview of Alaska's natural wonders.

Special Photo Tour: Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 21, Aug 26
Peak Wildflower Season: Jul 18, Jul 21, Jul 23, Jul 25, Jul 28

Other notes:
We're still in the process of confirming 2021 dates, which we plan to announce soon. Dates for 2021 will be similar to 2020 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact an Adventure Specialist for more details: 800-543-8917.
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We're still in the process of confirming 2021 dates, which we plan to announce soon. Contact an Adventure Specialist for more details: 800-543-8917.
Trip Pricing
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  • Trip Price (+internal air)
    $11495 to $11995
  • Special Photo Tour Price (see details)
    $12995 to $13195

Internal Air Cost: $895 on Brooks Falls departures or $1195 on Gold Creek Lodge departures, per person.
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $2595 on Brooks Lodge departures or $2895 on Gold Creek Lodge departures. Click here to learn how you can avoid the single supplement.
Deposit: $500 per person (nonrefundable)

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Dates for 2020 will be similar to 2019 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. 2020 dates and fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered for that date.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
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  • Trip Price (+internal air)
    $11995 to $12495

Internal Air Fee: $1195 on Brooks Lodge departures or $1495 on Gold Creek Lodge departures, per person.
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $2895. Click here to learn how you can avoid the single supplement.
Deposit: $500 per person (nonrefundable)

Make It Private:
View pricing to take this trip privately with just you and your select travel companions on our Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Safari or Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Photo Safari.

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Prices may change slightly. Guests who reserve their 2021 space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered for that date.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
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Group Size
Limited to 14 Travelers
A very important feature of our Alaska adventure is the limited group size, as nature expeditions and wildlife encounters are best experienced in a quiet, intimate context.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Included
  • Trip price includes: Accommodations including private island in Kenai Fjords, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leader(s), local guides and lodge staff, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day (except dinner on Days 6 and 9), dome car train from Denali to Talkeetna, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
  • Internal air cost includes: Scheduled flights from Anchorage to King Salmon and float plane flights from King Salmon to Brooks Falls. 
Not Included
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, dinner on Days 6 and 9, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), required medical evacuation insurance, optional travel protection insurance.
Physical Requirements
Moderate 
The activities on our Alaska wildlife adventure are diverse, requiring general mobility and fitness. The longest required walk is two miles one-way over a relatively flat wooden boardwalk to reach the Brooks Falls viewing platform in Katmai National Park, where we observe the brown bears. Trail surfaces for our various walks vary from pavement to uneven natural terrain. While all travelers must be able to walk at least two miles without assistance, some longer hikes are available for those who desire. Travelers may have the opportunity to participate in optional kayaking, on Fox Island, weather permitting. Though no prior kayaking experience is required, general fitness and mobility, including the ability to get into and out of a kayak, are essential. We stress that travelers are not required to participate in every activity, but all participants must be generally physically fit and have the ability to walk two miles unassisted. 
Important Information About This Trip
This trip ventures far afield from the typical Alaska tour circuit where large motorcoaches move long lines of cruise clients to crowded destinations. A few details you should be aware of: The day we transit from the remote heart of Denali National Park to Talkeetna is a long one (10 hours), but it includes magnificent scenery the entire way, and we travel by both small bus and train. Solar power is available during daytime hours at Kenai Wilderness Lodge. All Ultimate Alaska trips begin in Fairbanks and end in Anchorage.

A prime focus of our Alaska adventure is bears, which, naturally, should be treated with caution. At Brooks Falls, thousands of visitors have traveled here to view bears over the past 50+ years and, to our knowledge, there has never been a bear attack. But we never know exactly what bears are thinking, so we ask our travelers to consider this and pay close attention to the rules set forth by the park rangers.

An important note about Katmai accommodations: Depending upon the departure date you have chosen, you will overnight on Days 10 and 11 either at Alaska's Gold Creek Lodge or Brooks Lodge. Most departures enjoy the luxury of staying at Alaska's Gold Creek Lodge, a fly-in wilderness lodge near King Salmon that offers deluxe accommodations and includes a scenic 20-minute floatplane ride to reach Brooks Falls. Some groups will stay at the rustic but comfortable accommodation at Brooks, with simple shared quarters (four guests to a cabin, separated by gender or couple), two bunk beds and private bathroom facilities in each cabin. See dates list for more details.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas you will travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures, we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of Natural Habitat Adventures' medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.

To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
This adventure begins in Fairbanks and ends in Anchorage. Arrive in Fairbanks, Alaska by 4 pm on Day 1 of the program in order to attend a 6 pm orientation followed by a 7 pm welcome dinner. You are free to depart Anchorage anytime on the final day.
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